Thanks so much for your encouragement, folks! It's always a bit nerve-wracking letting the "kids" out of the workshop... LOL
I'm in the process of making a pendant that matches the earrings.. it's not going so well.. giving it a rest for a few days before I have another crack at it.
Lily - these are hollow metal clay forms, hand burnished, hand-polished and oxidized. Actually.. no electricity was used in my creation process at all.. I like to use the ancient metalwork techniques and cut out the modern electric short cuts as much as possible. I think it gives my items an ancient feel to them that can't be replicated with power tools. (Obviously metal clay is a bit of a newy.. but I will be learning fabrication at some stage so hopefully I can get everything "authentically" old. LOL) Oh.. there are torch fired too.. no kiln.